West Virginia in the Civil War
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Introductory article on West Virginia in the Civil War, by Dr. Mark A. Snell for the West Virginia Encyclopedia
Take the West Virginia in the Civil War Quiz – from the West Virginia Encyclopedia
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Beverly Heritage Center has published their July programming!
Our Foundation will be providing a guided tour of Rich Mountain Battlefield Saturday, July 18 at 10am. Space is limited, so please call or email to reserve your spot!
Stay in Beverly after the tour to hear a Civil War Doctor presentation by Sam Winkler and visit the Heritage Center!
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RICK WOLFE ON CARETAKERS.—Rick Wolfe first became interested in the Civil War during the Centennial when he was just a kid at home in West Virginia. It also happened to be West Virginia’s Centennial. Later, after he joined the Marine Corps, Rick carried two books in his footlocker: “Stonewall in the Valley” (1975 edition) and a biography of Chesty Puller. It is perhaps no surprise that after Rick began collecting, he focused on identified West Virginia images. Many collectors have inspired him over the years, including Larry Strayer, Ronn Palm, Roger Hunt, Everett Bowles, Hunter Lesser and the late Henry Deeks. Rick adds that he has learned a lot from many dealers. Rick is President of the Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation and is involved in two local Civil War round tables.
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From a fellow WV Jarhead!
Born June 24, 1842, in Ohio, writer Ambrose Bierce enlisted at age 18 in Company C, 9th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, which came into Western Virginia during the first year of the Civil War. Many of his writings were influenced by his observations of the war in the Tygart Valley, as the war’s first battles and skirmishes occurred from Philippi to the Cheat and Allegheny mountains in Randolph and Pocahontas counties. An 1891 collection of his stories, "Tales of Soldiers and Civilians" (later also published as "In the Midst of Life"), includes the story ‘‘Horseman in the Sky,’’ set in the mountains of Western Virginia. This story, like most of his writings, had an unusual ending: A son, in a dream-like state, shoots his father from a horse posed on a cliff in the rugged mountain area.
Ironically, Ambrose Bierce, whose stories often concentrated on death in shocking form, disappeared under mysterious circumstances during a 1913–14 trip to revolution-torn Mexico.
Read more at e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia
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Happy West Virginia Day -Visit any day of the year or come today as WV celebrates the state's 1863 admission to the Union as a result of the secession of several northwestern counties of Virginia during the American Civil War.
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Here’s another chance to test your WVIQ! Here are ten questions, each in a separate post, selected from the quizzes at e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia. https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/quizzes Pick the right answer if you can! And there will be one more quiz later this afternoon.
Which of the following treats was invented in West Virginia?
A. Cinnamon rolls
B. Pepperoni rolls
C. Pecan Rolls
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